West Australian Young Readers' Book Award

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2016 Artwork Revealed!

Sink Your Teeth into a Good Book – 2016 artwork designed by award winning author/illustrator James Foley.
The 2016 WAYRBA shortlist will showcase some exceptional books that students will love to sink their teeth into.

Don’t be a fossil – for a roaring success start designing your display now!


2016 WAYRBA Poster

2016 WAYRBA Poster

Bookmark 2016

2016 WAYRBA Bookmark


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Picture Books 2015

Dear Dad by Ed Allen & Simon Williams

The Last King of Angkor Wat by Graeme Base

Noah Dreary by Aaron Blabey

Monster Chef by Nick Bland

Don’t Push the Button by Bill Cotter

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers

Pirates Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort

What’s Your Story by Rose Giannone

Midnight by Mark Greenwood and Frané Lessac

Imagine a City by Elise Hurst & Ben Emmerichs

The Last Viking Returns by Norman Jorgensen & James Foley

Engibear’s Dream by Andrew King  & Benjamin Johnson

The Lost Girl by Ambelin Kwaymullina & Leanne Tobin

One Minute’s Silence by David Metzenthen & Michael Camilleri

How to Babysit a Grandma by Jean Reagan & Lee Wildish

Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan

Picture Book Covers 2015

Picture Book Covers 2015


The books on the list have been nominated by the young readers of Western Australia and it is important that you carefully consider your selection policy before purchasing.

Individual authorities are expected to make their own decisions regarding any controversial aspects of books purchased for their readers.

You do not have to purchase all the books to participate in the voting.